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First case of whirling disease in Canada

Posted August 25, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of Whirling Disease in fish in Johnson Lake in Banff National Park.

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Clean Seed Innovation Leads to Precise Seeding Technology

Posted August 22, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Parliamentary Secretary Terry Beech, on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay, today announced an investment of $1,825,000 to Clean Seed Agricultural Technologies Ltd. to support the commercialization, production and dis…

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Minister of Agriculture Visits Saskatchewan to Discuss Key Agricultural Issues

Posted August 18, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Lawrence MacAulay is in Saskatchewan this week to discuss key issues facing the agriculture sector.

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Canada’s Ornamental Horticulture Industry Gets Federal Support to Grow their Markets

Posted August 17, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Stephen Fuhr, Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country, on behalf of Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay, today announced a contribution of up to $1.1 million to grow the domestic and international market for Canadian ornamenta…

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Researching New Forage Mixtures to Enhance Cattle Sector Competitiveness

Posted August 12, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Parliamentary Secretary Jean-Claude Poissant, on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay, today announced a contribution of $97,500 to Agriculture nordique axée sur la production bovine (ANPB), to examine the agronomic and economic potential of new forage mixtures suited to northern climates in Eastern Canada. He made the announcement at the 15th anniversary of the Foire gourmande in Ville-Marie.

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Help Stop the Destruction of Canadian Trees

Posted August 10, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Trees clean our air, filter ground water, increase property value, enhance our quality of life and contribute to economic prosperity in the forestry sector.

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Three flaxseed varieties will be deregistered August 1, 2017

Posted August 4, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

As of August 1, 2017, the varieties CDC Arras, Flanders and Somme will be removed from the flaxseed variety designation list.

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Investing in science – Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Sherbrooke Research and Development Centre is getting a new bioreactor

Posted August 4, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Government of Canada is committed to investing in science and innovation for the benefit of Canadians, the environment, and the economy. On June 16, 2016, Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced that the department was receiv…

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Emerald Ash Borer confirmed in Saint-Gabriel, Quebec

Posted August 4, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The CFIA has confirmed the presence of EAB in the Municipality of D’Autray in the town of Saint-Gabriel, Quebec.

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AC Crystal wheat to move to Canada Northern Hard Red class in 2019

Posted July 28, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

As of August 1, 2019, the Canadian Grain Commission will designate the wheat variety AC Crystal to the Canada Northern Hard Red class.

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Ontario and Canada Investing in Barrie Area Agricultural Projects

Posted July 26, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The provincial and federal governments have invested over $1 million in 24 projects in Barrie and the surrounding area of Dufferin County and Simcoe County to help grow the area’s food and beverage sector and the local economy.

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New crop year reminders for western producers and industry

Posted July 26, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Grain Commission reminds the grain industry and producers about grain grading changes that come into effect on August 1, 2016 in western Canada

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Statement from Minister MacAulay on Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Agriculture Annual Conference

Posted July 22, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, today issued the following statement regarding the annual conference of federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture.

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Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers Set the Direction for the Next Agricultural Framework

Posted July 22, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial (FPT) Ministers of Agriculture today concluded their annual conference with Ministers issuing the Calgary Statement ― representing a consensus among Ministers regarding the key priorities to develop th…

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Federal, Provincial, Territorial Ministers’ of Agriculture Wrap-Up Annual Conference

Posted July 21, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The meeting of federal, provincial and territorial Agriculture Ministers will wrap-up with remarks to be delivered by this year’s co-chairs, federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay and Alberta Minister of Agriculture Oneil Carlier.

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Achieving Growth Through Development of Canadian Beef Markets

Posted July 20, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canadian Beef has built a reputation as being some of the tastiest and best quality beef in the world.

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Minister of Agriculture Visits Southern Ontario to Engage with Stakeholders on Key Agricultural Priorities

Posted July 8, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Lawrence MacAulay was in southern Ontario this week seeking input on the next agricultural policy framework and other key agricultural issues.

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Market Successfully Restored for Canadian Beef Exports to Taiwan

Posted July 8, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, today announced that Taiwan has lifted its temporary ban on Canadian beef, effective July 8, 2016.

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Avian influenza confirmed on farm in Southern Ontario

Posted July 7, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Preliminary testing by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) has confirmed the presence of H5 avian influenza on a duck farm near St. Catharines, Ontario as a low pathogenic subtype.

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Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Invests in Wine Grape Research in Nova Scotia

Posted July 7, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Scott Brison, President of the Treasury Board, on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay today announced $400,000 to support a wine grape research program at the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) Kentville Research…

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New crop year reminders for Eastern producers and industry

Posted June 30, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Grain Commission reminds the grain industry and producers about a grain grading change that comes into effect on July 1, 2016 in eastern Canada.

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The Forum of Labour Market Ministers to hold consultations on labour market transfer agreements

Posted June 28, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Federal, provincial and territorial Ministers reinforced their commitment to collaborate on key opportunities and challenges facing the Canadian workforce and agreed to work together to conduct broad-based consultations on the annual $3 billion investm…

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Canada Gains New Access to the Turkish Market for Canadian Cattle

Posted June 27, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, announced today that the Government of Canada has opened new market access for Canadian breeding cattle to T…

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Government of Canada Invests in Gluten-Free Awareness

Posted June 25, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Member of Parliament for St. John’s East, Nick Whalen, on behalf of Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, announced today an investment of over $500,000 for the Canadian Celiac Association to help increase awareness and enhance access to Canadian sources of gluten-free grains.

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New Biosecurity Standard helps protect Canadian horses

Posted June 20, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Simple ways for owners and handlers to protect horses from disease

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Innovative mill stimulates growth in Canada’s organic grains sector

Posted June 16, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Parliamentary Secretary Jean-Claude Poissant, on behalf of the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, today extends his congratulations to the Meunerie Milanaise Inc. (La Milanaise) on the official opening of their new state-of-the-a…

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Full List of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Infrastructure Investment Projects

Posted June 16, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

This project will replace aging or obsolete equipment at the Pilot Plant, which directly supports the food processing industry by providing facilities to support innovation.

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Government of Canada infrastructure Investments Strengthen Science Capacity

Posted June 16, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Whether it means safe, high quality food on the table or jobs to support families, a strong and prosperous agriculture sector benefits everyone.

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Government of Canada extends provisions for rail in the <em>Canada Transportation Act</em>

Posted June 15, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, and the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, today announced that the Government of Canada is postponing for one year the repeal of certain provisions of the Canada Tra…

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Provincial and Federal Governments Investing Over $1.6 Million in Craft Beer Sector

Posted June 14, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

To kick off Craft Beer Week, the Ontario government and the Government of Canada are investing over $1.6 million in the projects of 20 craft breweries across Ontario to help them expand operations and to continue to grow the province’s craft beer indu…

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Government of Canada Supports Emerging Technologies for Global Food Security

Posted June 14, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for Western Economic Diversification Canada, announced funding of $15,000 to support the University of Saskatchewan’s Global Institute for F…

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Federal investment will help Manitoba farmers predict the effects of flood and drought on farmland

Posted June 13, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister Lawrence MacAulay announced today an investment of over $1.1 million for the Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association to develop a hydrology model of the Assiniboine River Basin that will help predict the effects of …

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Celebrating B.C. Agri-food Success

Posted June 6, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Growing Forward 2 is a five-year agreement that provides a $3-billion, federal-provincial-territorial government investment in innovation, competitiveness and market development.

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Minister MacAulay attends G20 Agricultural Ministers’ Meeting in China

Posted June 3, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Lawrence MacAulay, participated in the G20 Agricultural Ministers’ Meeting in Xi’an, China today, where Ministers supported the adoption of the G20 Agriculture Ministers’ Meeting Declaration.

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Statement on Canadian Dairy Farmers Rally on Parliament Hill

Posted June 2, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Our government is proud to strongly support Canada’s supply management system, dairy farmers, and the entire Canadian dairy industry.

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Naber Specialty Grains Ltd.: producers invited to make claims

Posted June 1, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, acting Chief Commissioner, Jim Smolik announced that the Canadian Grain Commission is commencing the claims process to compensate producers who were not paid for their grain deliveries by Naber Specialty Grains Ltd.

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Government of Canada Signs International Arrangements for Mutual Support in the Event of an Animal Disease Outbreak

Posted May 23, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today, on the margins of the World Organisation for Animal Health’s (OIE’s) 84th General Session, Canada has signed three arrangements with the purpose of maintaining safe and fair trade of animals and animal products in the event of animal disease out…

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Collaborative Research Project in Support of Sustainable Aquaculture

Posted May 20, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

New Brunswick Southwest Member of Parliament Karen Ludwig representing Hunter Tootoo, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard and the Hon.Rick Doucet, Minister of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries for the province of New Brunswi…

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Deadline extended for input on licensing consultation

Posted May 20, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Grain Commission is extending the comment period on its proposals to license producer railway car loading facilities, agents, and feed mills. Stakeholders now have until August 31, 2016 to submit input.

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Canadian Nominated to Protect World Plant Health

Posted May 11, 2016 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canada’s leadership in international plant protection receives recognition with the election of Marie-Claude Forest, a leading expert on international phytosanitary standards at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, to the Bureau of the Commission on Ph…

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